Bloober Team’s Blair Witch game getting the standalone VR treatment for Halloween

Layers of Fear and Observer developer Bloober Team has announced it’ll be giving players the opportunity to stuff their faces right into the dank, haunted woods of its Blair Witch horror effort, when it comes to Oculus Quest on 29th October. And yes, you can still pet the dog.

Blair Witch released on PC and consoles last year, and saw Bloober taking its distinctive brand of surreal, spatially impossible horror deep into the Black Hills forest in Burkittsville, Maryland, where former police officer Ellis Lynch – and his dog Bullet – join the hunt for a missing boy.

The end result was effective, if rather uneven, with Bloober’s gorgeously atmospheric, derangedly looping woodland set-pieces expertly capturing the sense of being lost, isolated, and exposed among the trees. Less captivating, however, was its rather trite handling of Lynch’s backstory and floundering pace, particularly in its painfully protracted finale.

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